Phd and postdoc positions open at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Quantum Spectroscopies for Quantum Materials

Interacting fermions are at the core of the most studied, and yet poorly understood, properties of solids such as high-temperature superconductors, Mott insulators, heavy fermions and giant magnetoresistance. In addition to electron-electron interactions, in many correlated electron systems the interaction with other degrees of freedom (phonons, magnons and orbitons) is crucial to determine the electronic ground states and therefore their physical properties.
In our team, we exploit light-matter inteactions to control the macroscopic properties of quantum materials on the sub-ps timescale by using cutting-edge experimental tools.

The available PhD projects will cover the following research areas:
Engineering of material properties in cavity-mediated environment
Coherent optical control of high-temperature superconductivity in out-of-equilibrium conditions
Photon number statistics through time-resolved quantum state reconstruction

The successful candidates will have the unique opportunity to build a solid interdisciplinary experience across the research fields of condensed matter, laser physics, ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopies and quantum information.

Motivated students holding a MSc degree are encouraged to apply.